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SPECIES PROFILE

American crocodile basking.AMERICAN

CROCODILE

Crocodylus acutus

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Superorder: Crocodylomorpha

Order: Crocodilia

Family: Crocodylidae

 

 

 

(Image: Georgiana Wingard, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)

 

 

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HUCHZERMEYER, F.W. 2003. Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases. Wallingford, England: CABI. 337pp.

 

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